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On the mark: Whet your cinematic sensibilities this weekend

 

June 28, 2019

The barn that serves as a movie house in Wrenshall. Right: Tess Wagman on the scene for her short documentary, "Great! Lakes," about a family making candy in Knife River.

I like films that stretch me. Bring me to new places and cultures, present surprising solutions to daunting problems. Films that make me think, films that avoid violence, films that explore love and meaningful work.

This year's Free Range Film Festival offers up 19 films that range from a few minutes in length to more than an hour. They cover most genres: animation, documentary, fiction, experimental.

My favorite is a film about sausage. Brilliantly conceived, acted and filmed, it follows a middle-aged man who is addicted to sausage, a major phenomenon in Iran. He knows it's not good for h...



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